Prevention And Punishment Of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons act

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Minister to certify Convention Countries.

3. Offences against Internationally protected persons.

4. Evidence.

5. Jurisdiction of High Court to try offences under this Act.

6. Rights of certain persons arrested for offences under this Act.

7. Amendment of Extradition Law, No. 8 of 1977.

8. Existing extradition arrangements deemed to provide for offences in the Schedule.

9. Minister may treat Convention as an extradition arrangement between Sri Lanka and Convention Country in respect of offences in the Schedule.

10. Interpretation.

11. Sinhala text to prevail in case of inconsistency.

SCHEDULE

15 of 1991.

AN ACT to give effect to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons, including diplomatic agents; and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 15th March, 1991]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons Act.

2. Minister to certify Convention Countries.

The Minister may, from time to time, by Order published in the Gazette, certify the countries which are parties to the Convention. A country, in respect of which an Order made under this section is in force, is hereinafter referred to as "a Convention Country”.

3. Offences against internationally protected persons.

(1) Any person who, whether in or outside Sri Lanka, murders an internationally protected person shall be guilty of an offence under this Act and shall on conviction after trial on indictment before the High Court, be punished with death.

(2) Any person who, whether in or outside Sri Lanka, kidnaps or abducts an internationally protected person shall be guilty of an offence under this Act and shall on conviction after trial on indictment before the High Court, be liable to imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years and to a fine not exceeding five thousand rupees.

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